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Detroit Pistons’ Late Loss to Cleveland Cavaliers Shows Consistent Defense Still a Problem
February 13th, 2014 at 12:46 PM
For two quarters, the Detroit Pistons did everything they were supposed to do against the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing with passion and excitement much like the game before against the San Antonio Spurs. For all intents and purposes, the Cavaliers were a team they should have beaten. ***PHOTO1*** There was one problem, however....

Meet Detroit Pistons’ New Interim Head Coach John Loyer
February 11th, 2014 at 4:07 PM
Q: What do Lawrence Frank, Maurice Cheeks and Bob Huggins have in common? A: More than simply being lifelong coaches, two of whom were most recently fired by the Detroit Pistons. ***PHOTO1*** In their jobs, Frank, Cheeks and Huggins have each maintained new Detroit boss John Loyer as an assistant coach. Cheeks had Loyer...

Report: Detroit Pistons Fire Head Coach Maurice Cheeks After Less than One Season
February 9th, 2014 at 11:53 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Detroit Pistons have decided to fire head coach Maurice Cheeks after less than one whole season on the job. The announcement came to Cheeks by general manager Joe Dumars after the Pistons strung together back to back victories over the weekend. Apparently, Tom Gores had...

Bench Spat Between Will Bynum, Maurice Cheeks Worst Sign of Detroit Pistons’ Dysfunction
February 7th, 2014 at 9:29 AM
The Detroit Pistons are becoming a bigger winter soap opera by the moment as losses mount and inconsistency settles in like a stubborn polar vortex. ***PHOTO1*** The necessary dramatic elements are back. First, it was ownership admitting the organization hasn't done enough to set the team up for success. Then, it was...

Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores’ “Ready to Spend” Mantra Appears Selective
July 2nd, 2013 at 8:11 AM
It’s been three months since the Detroit Pistons played their home finale, when team owner Tom Gores, silent for a large part of the season, declared to the NBA world that he was “ready to spend” in the offseason. For many hearing the owner’s bold talk, “ready to spend” meant...

Larry Brown Praises Detroit Pistons for Maurice Cheeks Coaching Hire
June 20th, 2013 at 11:45 PM
***PHOTO1***   By now the news of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons is old hat. The press conference has occurred, Cheeks has laid out his philosophy towards this young Piston group, and fans have either voiced their displeasure, their praise or their "eh, whatever" silence. Recently,...

Final Year of Joe Dumars’ Contract a Concern for Newly Hired Head Coach Maurice Cheeks?
June 14th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Accepting the Detroit Pistons head coaching position gives Maurice Cheeks a three-year contract with a fourth-year team option, but whether Cheeks coaches the entirety of his contract or only a year could be an outcome tied to the fate of team president Joe Dumars. When former head coach Lawrence Frank...

Detroit Pistons Head Coach Maurice Cheeks, Final Chance for Brandon Knight to Prove Self
June 13th, 2013 at 10:36 PM
Since news broke Monday of Maurice Cheeks becoming the new coaching face of the Detroit Pistons, many wondered what the new coach would have to say when he was formally introduced. In a Thursday press conference Cheeks got a chance to speak to the Detroit media. Cheeks spoke of his...

Former Detroit Pistons’ Coach Lawrence Frank Could Be Back on Sidelines Soon
June 11th, 2013 at 8:49 PM
While the Detroit Pistons' coaching search ended earlier this week with the hiring of Maurice Cheeks, four playoff teams are still sitting with an empty coaching seat. One of those teams is the Brooklyn Nets, and as the idea of having former Nets point guard Jason Kidd as the team's...

Maurice Cheeks Hiring Alone Won’t Bring Culture Change to Detroit Pistons
June 11th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
The hiring of Maurice Cheeks as the new head coach of the Detroit Pistons marks a new era for the franchise by way of personnel change alone; it does not guarantee a culture change at Six Championship Drive. As many fans may know, Pistons' owner Tom Gores is not one...

Detroit Pistons Hire Maurice Cheeks as New Head Coach
June 10th, 2013 at 5:56 PM
With the news breaking as many fans were finding their way home from work, the Detroit Pistons have reportedly agreed to terms with Maurice Cheeks to become the team's next head coach. ESPN's Marc Stein was the first to break the story. Cheeks replaces Lawrence Frank who was fired at...

Detroit Pistons Name Maurice Cheeks as “Strong Frontrunner” in Coaching Search
June 7th, 2013 at 12:16 AM
The lengthy search for the next Detroit Pistons head coach has so far tested the endurance of their fan base, but it appears as if a hire could be only days away. Thursday night it was reported that the front-runner for the Pistons coaching job had emerged, and the name...

Detroit Pistons, Maurice Cheeks Meet for Third Head Coaching Interview
June 3rd, 2013 at 9:42 AM
The Milwaukee Bucks announced this weekend that Larry Drew, former Atlanta Hawks head coach, would become their next head coach. Drew's name had been linked as a possibility to the Detroit Pistons still-vacant head-coaching seat, but Drew's name can now officially be scratched off the Pistons' list of available candidates....

Los Angeles Clippers Coaching Search Could Impact Detroit Pistons Coaching Hire
May 31st, 2013 at 9:51 AM
After parting ways with Vinny Del Negro following a first round exit in the NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly getting set to interview candidates for their head coaching vacancy. While the Clippers have reportedly already contacted Byron Scott, Alvin Gentry, and Jeff Van Gundy, the team's list...

Detroit Pistons Coaching Search Continues, While Former Coach Sits Out Season
May 30th, 2013 at 3:20 PM
A decision in the Detroit Pistons coaching search was made earlier this week without any word coming out from Six Championship Drive. With now-former San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Mike Budenholzer being named the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, a coaching candidate that had reportedly interviewed twice with the...

Detroit Pistons Coaching Search May Determine Front Office Futures
May 28th, 2013 at 10:54 AM
The Detroit Pistons search for the next head coach is still ongoing, though many expect a hire to be made by June 1st.   ***PHOTO1***   Since Lawrence Frank was fired two days after the regular season, there's been at least a dozen names linked to the team's vacant coaching seat; some serious, some...

Detroit Pistons Pre-Draft Workouts Emphasize Point-Guard Play
May 27th, 2013 at 1:44 PM
With the June 27th 2013 NBA Draft one month away, the Detroit Pistons have reportedly begun the process of pre-draft player workouts. While last week's NBA Draft Combine allowed the Pistons to speak with and watch their "players of interest" in a large-scale drill setting, stronger pre-draft speculation can be drawn...

Phil Jackson No Longer Influencing Detroit Pistons’ Coaching Search
May 24th, 2013 at 9:58 AM
With Wednesday's interview of Maurice Cheeks turning out to be the final head-coaching sit-down in the Detroit Pistons' search for a head coach (read here), many are wondering when the next coach will be named. One thing is for certain though; if Phil Jackson has any influence over the next...

Detroit Pistons Reportedly Done Interviewing Head Coaching Candidates
May 23rd, 2013 at 1:38 PM
Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach, and two-time head coach Maurice Cheeks was in Detroit yesterday for a face-to-face interview with Detroit Pistons front office personnel regarding the vacant head coaching seat. Contrary to what Pistons 101 reported yesterday, this was Cheeks' second interview with the Pistons after he reportedly had...

Detroit Pistons to Interview Maurice Cheeks About Head Coaching Job Today
May 22nd, 2013 at 10:11 AM
While many were pre-occupied with frustrated complaints over the Detroit Pistons dropping a spot in the NBA Draft Lottery to the no. 8 pick overall (Pistons were slotted to pick seventh), news about the team's ongoing coaching search broke last night as well. Amid the sea of #NBA conversations swirling...